God is so good. Not only does he pull men up out of the miry pit, he also puts “a new song in [their] mouths, a song of praise to… God” (Psalm 40:3a). So God’s salvation is not merely a saving us from something. It’s a saving us to something. He saves us from the pit, but that’s not all. He gives us a song to sing. A new song. A song of praise to him for his greatness. And those songs have a specific end that they are to accomplish. “Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the LORD” (Psalm 40:3b). When the God of the universe pulls a man up out of the pit, that man can’t help but sing. And when he does, people can’t help but overhear. And when people overhear the unbridled praises of a man to his God at his awesome work, the end result is their fear and trust in that same great, redeeming, song-giving God. May my words here be songs to your ears. May the result be a sense of wonder at the greatness of God in saving sinners and a sense of hope that he’s worth trusting in yourself.